Friday, 29 June 2012

NOTD (Nail of the Day): Model's Own Utopia and Pink Fizz

Today is my 20th birthday and yesterday I had to work an 8 hour shift at work (disrupted in the middle by the crazy tropical storm and floods that have hit the North East of England so spent the last half of my shift soaking wet and mopping the floors). Anyway, I find that nice nail polish really brightens my day if I have a long shift at work or dreaded exams so I made sure to make my nails extra jazzy to get an early start on my birthday weekend.

I bought these polishes together and they just go so well, they are both easily one of my favourites together or alone. I've worn this combination a lot and it's just so pretty and also gets lots of people admiring your nails. Pink Fizz is also a very birthday appropriate name!

As I can find glitter a pain to remove, and sometimes you don't want loads of glitter on your nails, I sometimes wear this combination on my ring finger and Utopia alone on the others (my Mother doesn't understand the one finger glitter trend, she finds it odd!).

For this look I applied 1 coat of Utopia (as it was late and I needed sleep) and then layered two coats of Pink Fizz for a full glitter effect. I would usually do 2 coats of the base colour as pastels like this one can streak and show through unevenly under the glitter but I knew I was going to pack on the glitter and just wanted a coloured base to help it become opaque quicker. Pink Fizz does have a sheer base in a similar colour to the glitter so after 2-4 coats (depending how thick you paint or opaque you want) it should be opaque.

Due to the great Model's Own formula, this combination didn't chip during the time I was at work and also withstood all the days rain and consequential furniture moving and mopping. 

Utopia is a pale, pastel purple with a cream finish.

Pink Fizz is a rose/silver metallic glitter with a sheer, pale rose coloured base.

The Model's Own formula is one of the best I've tried especially for the price, and the quality is consistent throughout their standard nail polish range. I find Model's Own polishes to apply, dry and wear well. 

Both nail polishes are £5 each and can be purchased online from the Models Own Website (they have discounts when buying 3 or 5 polishes at a time) or instore and online from Boots (where they current have buy one get one half price on selected models own - only £7.50 for two!).

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